Aeroflot won the National Business Award “Company of the Year 2013” in the “Transport” category. The awards ceremony was held on December 11th 2013 at Lotte Hotel Moscow, the carrier’s press-service reports.
Annual “Company of the Year” award is one of Russia’s most prestigious ones in the area of business. The winners are chosen by a special expert council comprising government representatives, public figures and representatives of business community. The award was established in 2002 under the patronage of the Ministry of Economic Development; its laureates get the status of a top-priority company in terms of implementation of investment projects.
“The expert council highly appreciated the achievements of Aeroflot and its efforts in the area of service quality improvement, consolidation of the Russian aviation industry, implementation of new technologies in all the areas of industrial and commercial activities, etc. Aeroflot set a new record in terms of passenger traffic in 2013 – the airline carried over 20 million passengers this year (the passenger traffic of Aeroflot Group exceeded 31 million passengers). Aeroflot continues to implement the strategy for reorganization of its subsidiaries. This autumn the first flight was performed by the Far Eastern airline Aurora and the establishment of Russia’s first low-cost carrier Dobrolet was announced. Aeroflot was the first Russian airline to become the Official Carrier of the famous football club Manchester United. The carrier operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe and the largest Mission Control Centre in Eastern Europe. The airline also has its own unique Aviation School and Situation Center. Aeroflot’s success was marked by numerous airline industry trophies and prestigious international awards”, - Aeroflot noted.
Aeroflot won its sixth “Company of the Year” award in 2013. In 2002, the airline won the prize in the “Mass Market Services” category, while in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012 it was the winner in the “Transport” category.